Woodside Retreat – Pangot
Woodside Retreat is a Homestay set amidst an Oak and Rhododendron forest in the mountain village of Pangot, 14 kms from Nainital on the Kilbury Road, at a height of 6,300 feet above sea level nestled in the Kumaon Himalayan region of India.
The Reserve forests surrounding Woodside is rich in plant and bird life. The mountain paths in the village make for beautiful nature walks and the drive to Pangot from Nainital offers stunning views of the Himalayan ranges on a day with clear skies.
Woodside Retreat was built in 1999 as a family home and is an ideal retreat in the mountains – a perfect get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Great care has been taken to provide comfortable facilities in the two cottages.
Woodside has 5 double bedrooms in the main lodge and 3 double bedrooms in the stone house.
In the main cottage, these are 3 double bedrooms on the ground floor with attached bathrooms and 2 bedrooms rooms on the first floor with an attached bathroom for each bedroom. The first floor can also be used by a large family as an en suite.
The main cottage has wooden floors and ceilings. The bathrooms are large with hot and cold water facilities. The lounge has bay windows and a large glass picture window that brings in views of the forests and the valley below.
Our stone cottage has three smaller bedrooms with attached bathrooms and a lobby area for the guests.
All rooms have attached bathrooms with running hot and cold water. There is a common lounge, one with a pool table and cable TV for in house entertainment. There is a functional fire place in the drawing room which is fired up in winter from wood bought locally from a Government ‘taal’.
An outdoor gazebo is also available to our guests and one can enjoy the sounds of the forests, while relaxing in the evenings here.
As an extension to the lounge there is a large cantilever balcony with deck chairs where guests can have breakfast and enjoy the sun.
The Chef & Cuisine
Both the cottages are catered to by our resident Chef Mahaveer. Special care is taken in hygienic preparation of home cooked meals. Multi cuisine menu’s with beverages are available on request. We include locally grown vegetables and fresh farm produce in our cuisine.
A Barbeque can be added to an evening meal at the ‘Round House’.
A Pool table which is in the lounge of the main cottage can be made available on an hourly basis.
A home theater with a projector and surround sound system including a DVD player is installed on the first floor which also acts as a bedroom. This has direct to home TV channels on a chargeable basis.
The front verandah in the main cottage and the rooms in stone house at Woodside, overlook gardens and are ideal places to relax and read or watch the birdlife through a pair of binoculars.